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post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by Vengeance

So, just to continue to get down to the nitty-gritty, are PARTS of images or image/themes copywritten? For example, this was on the main page today:

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2288370/princess-cakes

Very iconic, and very clear what they're representing, but would they actually be infringing on a copyright?


The stories themselves are public domain, only the elements of Disney's interpretation of the stories is copyrighted. Personally I think those cakes would not be considered infringing.
post #17 of 19
I've always heard it to be the Character or a likeness of the character that is copywritten. Disney can't copyright a shoe, a crown, yellow ruffles, etc. as SCP said, google it.

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post #18 of 19
Those dresses, especially Snow White's, are Disney's. I saw it as soon as the page came up. So they would be an infringement.

Sorry Jason, I have three daughters much older than yours. Soon you will be very knowledgeable in fairy princesses.
post #19 of 19
If the Snow White blue/yellow/red design was a Disney creation then I would agree with you there, but the designs for the other three dresses might be considered too generic to be copyrighted. None of the iconic story elements (apple, glass slipper, etc.) can be protected with copyright (except for exact duplications of the Disney renderings) since they are everyday objects from the public domain story.

It is still risky if you advertise it as a "Disney Princess" or "Cinderella" cake, since Disney may come after you anyway and you would probably be forced to settle regardless of whether you would have won the case.
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